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New redox stable low band gap conjugated polymer based on an EDOT−BODIPY−EDOT repeat unit

Forgie, John C. and Skabara, Peter and Stibor, Ivan and Vilela, Filipe and Vobecka, Zuzana (2009) New redox stable low band gap conjugated polymer based on an EDOT−BODIPY−EDOT repeat unit. Chemistry of Materials, 21 (9). pp. 1784-1786. ISSN 0897-4756

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Abstract

The compound 4,4-difluoro-4-borata-3a-azonia-4a-aza-s-indacene, more commonly known as BODIPY, has enjoyed a high and rapidly escalating level of interest over the past decade.(1) This dye-type material, which can be likened to a porphyrin subunit, has been studied mainly in applications related to its strong absorption and fluorescence properties.(2, 3) Recent examples of the applications of BODIPY include biological tags with visible/near IR emission,(4, 5) mechanical rotors,(6) lasing,(7-9) dye sensitized solar cells,(10) electroluminescence (EL),(11) and electrogenerated chemiluminescence (ECL).